Movies like The Revolving Doors

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The Revolving Doors (1988)
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The Revolving Doors (1988)
Original name: Les portes tournantes
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in a small Quebec town in the late '20s, this moving drama follows the life and exploits of Celeste Beaumont, a talented young pianist, who gains local celebrity at the town movie theater for her gifts as a silent film accompanist. As an added attraction, Celeste dons ornate gowns for each performance. Audiences are just as interested in her ever-changing apparel as they are in the film. Awkward Pierre Blaudell is her biggest fan and eventually convinces Celeste to be his wife. Shortly after she bears his son, Pierre joins the army. She insists on joining him at the base and his meddlesome, snooty parents insist she give them her son. After Pierre is killed in battle, Celeste flees to New York where she finds steady employment as a jazz pianist. She finds a life-long companion with a black musician and chronicles her experiences in a diary that she passes on to her son after he grows up.
Plot: musician, family relations, male female relationship, african american, jazz, interracial relations, teenage girl, pianist, search, marriage, artist, father son relationship, self sacrifice, unemployment, diary, widow, piano, death of husband, movie theatre, husband wife relationship, reunion, grandmother grandson relationship, mother in law daughter in law relationship, father in law daughter in law relationship, flashback ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, quebec

Most similar movies to The Revolving Doors

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about musician, family relations, husband wife relationship, piano, father son relationship, marriage and death mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like The Revolving Doors: Blind Man's Bluff (1993), The Cat and the Moon (2019), The Touch (1992), Full Blast (1999), Autumn Sonata (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blind Man's Bluff (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Israel
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Lilly Perry Amitai, Blind Man's Bluff takes a bittersweet look at the life of a young Israeli woman. Trying to distance herself from her Holocaust survivor parents and ex-boyfriend, pianist Micki Stav moves out of her ...
Plot: piano, lawyer, mythology, pianist, neighbor, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, recital, nightclub, hypochondriac, holocaust survivor, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: tel aviv israel
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The Cat and the Moon (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick comes to New York to temporarily live with a jazz musician friend of his late father's named Cal while his mom is in rehab. During his time in the city, he befriends a group of kids who show him what New York has to offer.
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, psychological, contemplative, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: 18 year old, friendship, teenage boy, male camaraderie, love triangle, musician, loss of father, drug dealer, teenager, african american, black american, underage drinking ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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The Touch (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Poland, UK, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Henry Kesdi is a silenced classical composer and a survivor of the Holocaust. He is coaxed out from retirement by an inspired musicologist, Stefan, who convinces him to compose a complex symphony on his neglected piano. As a help Kesdi gets his new ...
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, classical music, musician, piano, infidelity, male female relationship, love, love triangle, pianist, holocaust survivor, composer ...
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Full Blast (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young sawmill workers try to get their band back together while waiting out a strike.
Plot: small town, male female relationship, gay interest, countryside, dressing room, husband wife relationship, youth, existentialism, desperation, unemployment, male nudity, homosexual ...
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Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: West Germany, Sweden, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, handicapped, autumn, family life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
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The Plouffe Family (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 227 min.
Story: The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.
Plot: world war two, family relations, great depression, conscription, canadian, religion, catholic, french canadian
Place: canada, quebec
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Cavedweller (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A traumatic event sends a musician (Sedgwick) back to her hometown in an effort to reunite with the daughters she abandoned. To do so, she must confront her abusive ex-husband (Quinn), from whom she fled years ago.
Plot: husband wife relationship, friendship, female director, female mechanic, musician, car accident, mother daughter relationship, male nudity, bathing, auto mechanic, sister sister relationship, disease ...
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Zinat (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The conflict felt by a modern Iranian woman as she is forced to choose between her career and the traditional obligations of a housewife are examined in this drama. Until she married Hamed, Zinat worked in a public health clinic in a small Iranian ...
Plot: women's rights, father son relationship, iranian, marriage, marriage engagement, father in law daughter in law relationship, mother in law daughter in law relationship, small town, tradition, husband wife relationship, engagement, public health ...
Place: iran
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Clover (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sara marries Gaten a single father who is African-American. Not long after they're married Gaten dies. So Sara has to take care of Gaten's daughter, Clover. Problem is she and Clover have not exactly bonded and several of Gaten's ...
Plot: ghost, grief, interracial romance, widow, interracial marriage, able to see the dead, child's point of view, death of husband, loss of husband, aunt niece relationship, husband wife relationship, black american ...
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54%
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, sincere, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pianist, musician, jazz, prodigy, genius, orphan, loneliness, music, ship, musician's life, ocean, child prodigy ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, new york
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The King of Friday Night (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Nova Scotia singing group has a reunion concert 20 years after their successful start.
Plot: reunion, concert, fictional band, flashback, success, band
Place: nova scotia
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53%
Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, friends, parents and children, youth, lifestyle, blues, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, nanny ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson's play.
Style: suspense, uplifting, rough, serious, based on true events
Plot: blues, black american, stuttering, fired from the job, street life, bigger dreams, pianist, musician, female protagonist, african american, promise, racism ...
Time: 1920s
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., detroit, georgia, memphis ...
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The Day the Ponies Come Back (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Daniel Moulin goes to New York on a business trip and decides to take advantage of his time in the Big Apple to try and locate the father he never knew. The only thing he has to go on however is an address in the Bronx that is 25 years old.
Plot: african american, musical instrument, theft, drive by shooting, wife abuse, family relations, burglar, fanatic, male female relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, single mother ...
Place: bronx new york city, new york
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52%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, captivating, contemplative ...
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 60s ...
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Tango Argentino (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy who is helping lonely, elderly people revives their urge to live and receives in return their love and understanding, which have been denied to him by his parents.
Style: pre war
Plot: dysfunctional family, retirement home, orchestra, child's point of view, old man, male female relationship, music teacher, charlatan, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, mental institution, brother sister relationship ...
Place: yugoslavia, serbia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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CODA (2021)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, sentimental, sincere, captivating
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.
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Plot: jazz, interracial relations, nightclub, mafia, gang war, gangsters, music, crimes, crime, love triangle, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
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The Piano Lesson (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for African-Americans as well as some of the attitudes and ...
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, piano, introspection, hopes, family in crisis, family life, siblings relations, family problems, family tradition, disagreement, estrangement, piano lesson ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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All Night Long (1962)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Over the course of one eventful evening, the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous, ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: jazz, mind game, friends, breaking point, couples, unfulfillment, rivalry, showbiz, interracial relations, vengeance, couple relations, nightclub ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england, east end london
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Bix (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: flashback, musician, jazz
Time: 1920s
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Story: A struggling musician becomes a 12-year-old musical prodigy's guardian for a summer.
Style: psychological, contemplative, captivating, light, feel good
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Place: usa, united states, new york state, new york
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Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
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Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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43%
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The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of C├ęsar and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: jazz, musician's life, unfulfillment, society, rise and fall, prodigy, americana, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, music, rising to stardom, period piece ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
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Under the Pines (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young widow wants to carry on with her husband's work:managing a pine plantation where they extract resin;but most of all,she wants to have electricity installed in her valuable property.In this place,it seems that 1789 never happened and ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his genius, intuition, freedom, adventure and passion for Brazil.
Plot: composer, musician, fictional biography, boy, male nudity, marriage, saxophonist, pianist, rain forest, time, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
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39%
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Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
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39%
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Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, meditative ...
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